Sep 04, 2015
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SlushPile
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Twists, turns and double crosses in literary theft quickly expand to threaten the globe in: THE SLUSH PILE BRIGADE

By Samuel Marquis

Rating:  star star star star star 

Broke, single, and wanted by the police, Nick Lassiter discovers the latest blockbuster movie/book is his own unpublished manuscript.

Simmer
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Rich and thoughtful: SIMMER AND SMOKE

By Peggy Lampman

Rating:  star star star star star 

Two women from drastically different backgrounds find their lives and ambitions intersecting as they try to find success in the culinary world.

Mask
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A shocking and whirlwind hunt for a cunning sociopath in: THE MASK MAKER

By Ken Ulano

Rating:  star star star star star 

A gruesome psychological thriller, THE MASK MAKER is not for the faint of heart and rewards with a multi-layered plot and nuanced characters.

Dancing
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COME DANCING’s memorable heroine and witty writing are the cornerstones of this novel.

By Leslie Wells

Rating:  star star star star star 

COME DANCING is the story of a lovable young book publisher’s assistant who finds herself thrust into a world she never expected when she falls into a whirlwind romance with the guitarist of a famous rock band.

DrinkDirt
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A vengeful ex-con seeking justice leaves a trail of bodies in: DRINK DIRT, EAT STONE

By Kyle Fleishman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A member of the Native Syndicate gang is sent to prison for murder. After serving his time, he is released but not after being given a task from Michael Wolfe, a fellow prisoner and fellow member of the gang.

Diet
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A common sense, fun but no-nonsense approach to food in: STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF

By Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD

Rating:  star star star star star 

Overhearing food-focused, diet-obsessed conversations and observing strange, often excessive eating behaviors at a wedding party, Registered Dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen reflected, “I should write a book.”

Dandelion
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Four women in modern day Germany live with psychological scars in:DANDELION ANGEL

By C. B. Calico

Rating:  star star star star star 

In modern day Germany, several women navigate adulthood after perilous childhoods.

LostGround
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Set in Finland, LOST GROUND’s World War II story is unique and compelling.

By Ulla Jordan

Rating:  star star star star star 

Many stories that take place during World War II come from an American point of view, but few of them are set in Finland.

Wife
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WIFE FOR LIFE offers advice, anecdotes and wisdom for a life long relationship.

By Ramona Zabriskie

Rating:  star star star star star 

A detailed and personal-anecdote-filled guide for women who wish to learn how to love a man for life.
How do people stay married for thirty, forty, or even fifty years?

Psycho
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Sun, surf . . . and murder in: PSYCHO-TROPICS.

By Dorian Box

Rating:  star star star star star 

A lottery-winning surfer has to confront his past and engage in a battle of wits with a murderer to set his skeletons free.

Rowdy
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Rowdy

By Christopher Madsen

Rating:  star star star star star 

At first glance, ROWDY seems to be a book about the rebuilding of a NY40 Class racing yacht. However, it is actually three books: the recounting of how the boat was discovered and restored, the World War I diary of Rowdy’s first owner and finally, a description of upper class New York society between the wars.

WishedAway
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Love is rebuilt after devastation in: WISHED AWAY

By S.P. Cervantes

Rating:  star star star star star 

WISHED AWAY follows a heroine whose entire world is ripped away in a single moment and has to learn how to rebuild and love again.

WildOnes
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THE WILD ONES tells the story of one woman’s quest to save the wild mustangs of Nevada

By Corky Scranta

Rating:  star star star star star 

A secretary turned animal activist paves the way to protect the wild mustangs of Nevada from cruel and inhumane capture.

Intensive
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Transformation over twenty years in: INTENSIVE THERAPY: A NOVEL

By Jeffrey Deitz

Rating:  star star star star star 

INTENSIVE THERAPY: A NOVEL follows the relationship of a doctor and his patient from their first therapy sessions in the 1980s, then shifts to 20 years later to demonstrate how that therapy has transformed and affected them both.

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Images filled with lush vividness and simplicity in: CITY TIMES and Other Poems

By Vihang A. Naik

Rating:  star star star star star 

A poet takes a new look at cities, love, wisdom and other aspects of human existence.

Horsemen
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THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE INVESTOR’S APOCALYPSE guides investors through the maze of personal finance.

By Robert J. Klosterman, CFP

Rating:  star star star star star 

A financial advisor, offers help dealing with inflation, volatility, groupthink, and global displacements and transformations.

Titanium
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Two Teenagers Finding Truth In The Bleak Futuristic World Of: I AM TITANIUM

By John Patrick Kennedy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Two teenagers who acquire astral bodies and superpowers find out that the human species is under attack from multiple directions, and must determine who to trust.

SOUTH
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A prominent and spunky young protagonist grows up on a colorful southern farm in SOUTH OF EVERYTHING.

By Audrey Taylor Gonzalez

Rating:  star star star star star 

SOUTH OF EVERYTHING follows the story of a precocious and thoughtful young girl as she grows up on her wealthy family’s plantation in west Tennessee during the 1940s.

Troupe
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Lively anecdotes about the obscure 1980s comedy troupe abound in: TALES OF THE TROUPE

By Robert Dinsmoor

Rating:  star star star star star 

Comedy writer Rob Dinsmoor lovingly recounts his years as a member of Chucklehead, a dynamic troupe of twenty-somethings who briefly charmed New York’s comedy scene in the 1980s.

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War: A Crime Against Humanity

By Robert Vivo

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author argues that war should be treated as a crime rather than an unfortunate necessity, and dealt with by an international criminal court.

Alien
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Out of this world adventure and romance in: ALIEN CONTACT FOR KID SISTERS.

By Edward Hoornaert

Rating:  star star star star star 

ALIEN CONTACT FOR KID SISTERS is a thrilling science-fiction adventure in the grand tradition of Star Wars, involving an unexpected hero; a bickering, molten-hot romance; and plenty of action.

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99 PERCENT KILL takes the reader through LA’s gritty world of sex slavery

By Doug Richardson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Beneath the glitter of Hollywood’s lights, there exists the dark world of a thriving sex trade industry.

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Lotus

By Kay W. Smith

Rating:  star star star star star 

An engaging and fast-paced look at the hard choices a woman faces, LOTUS by Kirstin Smith marries a strong protagonist with keen observations on loss and love.

Nickerbacher
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Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon

By Terry John Barto

Rating:  star star star star star 

A heartfelt dragon goes against social conventions to pursue his dream of being a professional comic.